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(CNBC)   The biggest threats that could destroy the world in 2014. Sleep tight   (cnbc.com) divider line 39
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2014-01-17 07:08:50 AM
Shut down everything
 
2014-01-17 07:10:10 AM

4.bp.blogspot.com

didn't read the article yet

 
2014-01-17 07:10:20 AM
CNBC... Now there is a news organization I haven't heard about in ages.. I didn't even know it still even existed to be honest..
 
2014-01-17 07:15:52 AM
The high amount of derp in the comments in the article?
 
2014-01-17 07:17:17 AM
No mention of the impending Martian invasion.  MSM sucks.
 
2014-01-17 07:17:54 AM
I'm still waiting on the wiberal outwage on Father Oobama usurping the Constitution.  Rule of law and all.  Must be in their footy jammies drinking hot cocoa.....
 
2014-01-17 07:19:56 AM
AH!! the sky is falling!!! the sky is falling!!
/when is that show coming back anyway? this summer?
 
2014-01-17 07:21:11 AM
Someday humanity will make for an interesting museum exhibit for another species.
 
2014-01-17 07:22:15 AM
Meet the new disasters... same as the old disasters.

/happy new year
 
2014-01-17 07:24:21 AM
The biggest threats are about money and controlling the people through global warming mitigation laws? Guess there's no asteroids a-comin'.
 
2014-01-17 07:25:20 AM
Stupid people are our biggest concern; I don't care what any article says.
 
2014-01-17 07:29:58 AM
All of them boil down to income disparity and climate change.
 
2014-01-17 07:30:01 AM
Surprised at the lack of mention of ManBearPig.  Where's Gore?
 
2014-01-17 07:34:30 AM
The number one threat?

i29.photobucket.com

You guessed it, Frank Stallone.
 
2014-01-17 07:40:16 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: The high amount of derp in the comments in the article?


Just remember: those people can vote. I think a culling of the herd is needed...
 
2014-01-17 07:46:49 AM

Mean Daddy: I'm still waiting on the wiberal outwage on Father Oobama usurping the Constitution.  Rule of law and all.  Must be in their footy jammies drinking hot cocoa.....


Don't worry your fat little head over it. There's still a chance of "Severe income disparity". So, enjoy your very large truck and go have a donut.
 
2014-01-17 07:48:27 AM
For some reason - possibly blocking software - that web page comes out as a list of links followed by the article.  The article headline is '10 greatest threats facing the world in 2014", followed by a stock image, followed by:

PonyWang | E+ | Getty Images

So the #1 threat to the world in 2014 is Pony Wang.  I never would have guessed that one.
 
2014-01-17 07:54:23 AM
This list is so specific on details that it could had been published in any of the last fifteen years.

And it probably was.
 
2014-01-17 08:02:37 AM
static.giantbomb.com
 
2014-01-17 08:04:10 AM
But no zombie apocalypse, so there's that.
 
2014-01-17 08:05:06 AM
Yellowstone volcano. I saw 2012. Justin Bieber too.
 
2014-01-17 08:05:29 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: The high amount of derp in the comments in the article?


I'm more concerned with the derp in the article itself.
 
2014-01-17 08:06:04 AM
None of these threats are new. They've all been looming for decades. It's never been a question of if, just a question of when.

/all problems listed are interconnected to irresponsible people electing irresponsible/evil government entities
 
2014-01-17 08:12:06 AM
Water crises, for instance, rank as the third highest concern...

As Americans, we're fine, wanna know why? Water... We got a lot of it. Ever notice poor countries? Very dry... We have so much water it's a joke. We play in it, we have water parks. We squirt it down tubes and roll around in it and shoot it. We have fountains. A fountain is nothing more than us shooting fresh water into the air with our middle fingers saying "F- you! Look at all this water! We don't even need it." Then what do we do at the fountain? We take money we don't need, and throw it at the fountain.

Could you imagine a kid fresh from Pakistan coming to this country and seeing that? "What is this beautiful porcelain bowl fill with cool clean water? What do you do with this?"

Oh... Uh... We shiat and piss in it. I mean, I wouldn't just shiat in it if there was piss in it. I wouldn't shiat it, i would flush it, get 6 fresh gallons and then shiat into that. 'Cause you know, I'm not going to shiat into pissy water. That's nasty. So I flush it away, bring up the fresh clean water, then boom... Or if there's a spider in it... If there's a spider in there, I'm not going to shiat in it either, it could wake up, bite my ass. So... Flush it, bring up 6 fresh gallons, then shiat in the fresh water...

Even in our showers we can't seem to get enough water going down the drain. It used to be 1 normal shower head. Now it's a man-hole cover blasting thousands of gallons a second then 4 other spigots hitting in different directions. Because why should you have to move in a shower?

Then we drink bottled water. But not any bottled water. Bring me water from a poor, island nation.. Fiji's water... Bring me water from there because they have very little drinking water. I want that water....

-Greg Fitzsimmons
 
2014-01-17 08:13:11 AM

Ruiizu: None of these threats are new. They've all been looming for decades. It's never been a question of if, just a question of when.

/all problems listed are interconnected to irresponsible people electing irresponsible/evil government entities


Well, corporations ARE people, you know.
 
2014-01-17 08:46:52 AM
I would have at least included the technological singularity on the list.
 
2014-01-17 08:47:13 AM
Robot take over.
 
2014-01-17 08:53:19 AM
•Water crises
"Environmental risks feature prominently on this year's list. Water crises, for instance, rank as the third highest concern, illustrating a continued and growing awareness of the global water crisis as a result of mismanagement and increased competition for already scarce water resources."



Over 70% percent of Earth's surface is covered with water...

yet no one can figure out how to get that water to drinkable in a reasonable cost benefit ratio...  how stupid are we....
 
2014-01-17 08:55:41 AM
Runaway planet cracking our moon in half and leading to sorcery and super science?
 
2014-01-17 08:57:23 AM

CeroX: Water crises, for instance, rank as the third highest concern...

As Americans, we're fine, wanna know why? Water... We got a lot of it. Ever notice poor countries? Very dry... We have so much water it's a joke. We play in it, we have water parks. We squirt it down tubes and roll around in it and shoot it. We have fountains. A fountain is nothing more than us shooting fresh water into the air with our middle fingers saying "F- you! Look at all this water! We don't even need it." Then what do we do at the fountain? We take money we don't need, and throw it at the fountain.

Could you imagine a kid fresh from Pakistan coming to this country and seeing that? "What is this beautiful porcelain bowl fill with cool clean water? What do you do with this?"

Oh... Uh... We shiat and piss in it. I mean, I wouldn't just shiat in it if there was piss in it. I wouldn't shiat it, i would flush it, get 6 fresh gallons and then shiat into that. 'Cause you know, I'm not going to shiat into pissy water. That's nasty. So I flush it away, bring up the fresh clean water, then boom... Or if there's a spider in it... If there's a spider in there, I'm not going to shiat in it either, it could wake up, bite my ass. So... Flush it, bring up 6 fresh gallons, then shiat in the fresh water...

Even in our showers we can't seem to get enough water going down the drain. It used to be 1 normal shower head. Now it's a man-hole cover blasting thousands of gallons a second then 4 other spigots hitting in different directions. Because why should you have to move in a shower?

Then we drink bottled water. But not any bottled water. Bring me water from a poor, island nation.. Fiji's water... Bring me water from there because they have very little drinking water. I want that water....

-Greg Fitzsimmons


Don't forget bringing that water to the middle of the desert so we can have a green lawn. Even though it looks stupid and out-of-place, we need that verdant lawn to hide the fact that we hate our lives.
/Seriously, why the hell do people in the desert SW insist on having bigass lawns in the middle of the goddamn desert? Why go to all that trouble? It's the desert. Plant some cacti beds or something.
 
2014-01-17 09:01:15 AM
The income disparity one is what started the communist revolutions of the 20th century.  It is going to destabilize social well being enough to cause conflict.
 
2014-01-17 09:19:29 AM
I didn't find anything about gay marriage on there. I was assured by the right-wing that gay marriage would destroy the world.
 
2014-01-17 09:24:15 AM

MattyBlast: Stupid people are our biggest concern; I don't care what any article says.


and we're done here.
 
2014-01-17 10:42:22 AM
They left one out....
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-17 11:09:57 AM
Stopped reading at "Income inequality..........
 
2014-01-17 11:29:12 AM

ocelot: Stopped reading at "Income inequality..........


Of course.  It wouldn't do to learn anything that made one uncomfortable.
 
2014-01-17 11:39:00 AM
Poor people should learn that income inequality is a good thing. Rich people are the early adopters of every new technology and their money makes it possible to develop new things that can be manufactured in high quantities later. We wouldn't have cell phones without them.

/or cars, TVs, home theaters, refrigerators, shoes, computers...
 
2014-01-17 11:46:59 AM
$1.2 quadrillionderivatives market discovers their market reserve is non-existent

www.thedailysheeple.com
 
2014-01-17 11:02:27 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

/couldn't help myself, it's been a while
 
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